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Russian Mechanics Pimp Car Into Rolling ‘Tumbleweed’ Ride, Baiting Elon Musk

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Mechanics in southern Russia have remodeled an old Niva car so it can roll upside down when in motion, the state-run NTV news channel reported.

This new model of SUV has been given all kinds of unique names, including the ‘tumbler,’ ‘tumbleweed,’ the ‘dough-ball’ and the ‘flipper.’

The Krasnodar region engineers who fixed up the car posted a video of their creation rolling along a main road to Russian social media, accompanied with behind-the-scenes footage.

Hype around the video has prompted tweets demanding Tesla CEO Elon Musk give a hot take on the jazzed-up car. Their question, “How do you like that, Elon Musk?” harks back to the classic Russian meme of the tech billionaire responding to a Russian backward-driving car.

Although the invention most likely won’t pass its car inspection, it’s still a great video.

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